Oil Filter Drain Bolt
Posted March 04, 2006 - 09:06 AM
I loosened the oil filter cover as usual with no problems, cleaned everything, installed new filter, put cover on and started tightening 3 bolts. The top 2 are perfect but the bottom drain bolt only goes in as far as the drain hole from the filter cavity. I assume the drain hole which leads into the bolt's thread has somehow mis-aligned one of the threads. The bolt was removed without difficulty, but know doesn't want to let the bolt thread in all the way. I have not tightened it further as I don't want to risk stripping it.
I imagine this is common as crap from the hole can get in the threads.
Does this drain hole have a dead end in the case and only drain oil from the filter cavity through the threads out the hole to the atmosphere or does it drain the oil into the case/engine somewhere? Does anybody know, as I would like to run a tap through tomorrow to clean it out but don't want to risk getting a shaving or 2 into the cover
Any advice please
Posted March 04, 2006 - 10:47 AM
Posted March 04, 2006 - 02:01 PM
Posted March 04, 2006 - 08:32 PM
Are you sure you have all the bolts in the right holes? They are different lengths.
Yup, all the correct bolts in the correct holes!
So, is this hole a "deadend" and only a drain to the outside atmosphere? Does the bottom not go anywhere else in the case or cover?
Posted March 04, 2006 - 10:03 PM
Posted March 06, 2006 - 12:57 AM
I will now drain whatever I can from the bottom case plugs and fill oil through the drain hole that was tapped in an attempt to flush out any crap. Will then refill oil run for about 10 minutes around my neighborhood and do another oil change.
Do you guys think this is sufficient to flush the system of contact cleaner and metal bits??
Posted March 06, 2006 - 04:42 AM
Put the bottom one in first!